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Former Evansville mayor picked as Indiana United Ways leader

Jul. 25, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former mayor of Evansville has been picked as the temporary leader of the Indiana United Ways organization. The group said Jonathan Weinzapfel would serve as interim president and chief executive officer through the end of 2021. ...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

Jul. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was tapped Friday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve as the state's next attorney general. After a two-month search that began in May...

At odds on myriad issues, US, Russia to hold strategic talks

Jul. 23, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia will hold the first round of strategic and arms control talks of the Biden administration next week in Switzerland, the two countries announced on Friday. Wednesday’s discussions in Geneva come as the two countries are...

EXPLAINER: What caused South Africa's week of rioting?

Jul. 19, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been rocked by the worst violence since the nation achieved democracy in 1994. Here is a closer look at the unrest. WHAT TRIGGERED THE VIOLENCE? The unrest began on July 8 when former President Jacob Zuma started...

Biden picks former Sen. Tom Udall for New Zealand ambassador

Jul. 16, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating former New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall to serve as his ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Udall, a Democrat, retired in 2021 after two terms in the Senate representing New Mexico. He spent five terms in the House and...

Sarah Sanders raises $4.2M for Arkansas governor bid

Jul. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' campaign on Thursday said she had raised another $4.2 million for her bid for Arkansas governor. Sanders' campaign said the latest figures over the past three months mean she has raised $9...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 14, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 8, 2021. Editorial: Commissioners deserve better Laura Bishop’s politically coerced resignation means the state may lose out on future talent. The Republican state Senate succeeded this week in...

Brazil's Bolsonaro picks evangelical for supreme court seat

Jul. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday named Attorney General Andre Mendonca, who is also an evangelical pastor, to fill a vacated seat on Brazil's supreme court, the conservative president's second appointment to the 11-member court. The 48-year-old...

Malaysia's top lawyer: PM still in power after ally quits

Jul. 08, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's attorney general said Thursday that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin remains in power until it can be proven in Parliament that he has lost majority support. The country was in political limbo after the United Malays National...

South Africa's ex-leader turns himself in for prison term

Jul. 07, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

NKANDLA, South Africa (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma turned himself over to police early Thursday to begin serving a 15-month prison term. Just minutes before the midnight deadline for police to arrest him, Zuma left his Nkandla home in a convoy of...